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Sep 8, 2010 5:30pm PDT
is going with this. >> all right. savannah guthrie, good to have you here. thanks. >>> the city of detroit did not need what happened there last night. in the past few decades they have survived riots, urban blight, a deep plunge in the car business always fighting to keep detroit alive. then last night a fire started. it combined with a windstorm and seemed to spread through the air. there was no way the city's already stressed fire department or any big fire department, for that matter, could have kept up with this. our report tonight from nbc's kevin tibbles who is with us from detroit. kevin, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. when the winds hit detroit last night they set off a firestorm that threatened to consume entire neighborhoods. along this street alone, four houses burned before the fire department even got here. in just a few hours the detroit fire department was confronted with 85 buildings burning out of control. many of them abandoned homes and other vacant structures in sections of the motor city hit hard by the struggling economy. eight of the fires started w
Sep 21, 2010 9:00am EDT
in tonight's first elimination? >>> and if you are an nypd blue fan, you are going to like detroit 187. we are going to chat with the stars set to debut tonight here on abc2. tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. >>> the 11th season of "dancing with the stars" has begun and the dirty dancing star cleaned up. meanwhile, three of the couples are tied for last place. so we turn to abc2 news to see who may go home tonight. >> actress jennifer grey and her partner are this week's judges favorite. scores triple-a's for the waltz. >> that is not the jennifer grey i met in rehearsal. that's what happened. >> one point behind the tie for 2nd, actress singer, branny. >> we are tied for
Sep 17, 2010 8:00pm EDT
forced into a race to find him in time. here's dennis murphy. >> matt landry from the detroit suburbs was just a regular guy, the kid who delivered the pizza you ordered, traveled his world on a skateboard, and cracked up you his friends with jackass-style stunts. >> with matt it was never a dull moment. he was always thinking of something crazy to do. >> but if you wanted to know what made matt landry get out of bed in the morning, it was the music. to his new girlfriend fran chess ka, matt was first and foremost a rocking dude, a ferocious drummer with a basement band of longtime buddies. what kind of stuff did they play? >> stuff that's 200 beats per minute and up. >> and set the volume at 11? >> plus. >> i loved playing with the guy. he was just awesome. he hit harder than any drummer i ever played with. he just kept pushing to go faster and faster. >> born to rock but nonetheless basically a quiet, unassuming guy. at 21, the youngest of five children and still living at home in chesterfield, michigan, with his parents doreen and bob. >> creating music is what he was happiest with
Sep 8, 2010 5:30am EDT
copies of the koran on september 11th. >>> plus, a wild scene in detroit right now as fires are sweeping through neighborhoods, sending at least two dozen houses up in flames. how did this inferno start? we'll tell you. >>> first, let's get to the news live here at 5:30. president obama heads to cleveland this morning to push for billions of dollars for new tax inventives for businesses and infrastructure spending. the president will argue against any compromise that would extend the bush era tax cuts for the nation's wealthiest. those controversial cuts that expire at the end of this year. under obama's plan, current tax rates would be extended for the 98% of households with income below $250,000 for couples and $200,000 for individual. federal tax rates for the wealthiest 2% of americans would return to pre-2001 levels. >>> the president will argue tomorrow that we should extend those -- extend those middle class tax cuts. and not doing so would most assuredly hurt our economy. but again, i think if you're making $250,000 ored 400,000 or $600,000 in this economy, you're not putting off
Sep 7, 2010 4:30pm PDT
fires raging across the city of detroit michigan. take a look at this this is one of the houses as you can see also transpire according to the detroit free press more than a dozen fires are burning including a three alarm blaze in the area of van dyke and seven mile road with a b-17 structures involved. most of those structures are abandoned according to the people who live there. there's another blaze on the detroit handcraft border also involved up towards of a dozen structures including homes in grosz's. many of homes have already been destroyed and fire crews are trying to keep nearby homes from going up in flames. take a look at smoke right there it is so thick you can barely see the flames from the houses that have gone up just below that. fire officials are investigating whether the same person has been moving about the city of detroit setting all of these fires. more as it becomes available live in the newsroom kron 4 news. >> were also finding people on twitter trading at the storm on the detroit fire refunding many people are praying for an end to the wire. a lot of people ar
Sep 5, 2010 11:00pm PDT
of detroit. dearborn has the largest concentration of arabs outside the middle east. and southfield has a significant concentration of jewish people. and now that we're at war with ea other, relations between the two communities at times reflect the tensions of the middle east. some of these tensions are covered in the local newspapers. >> last year we had an editorial that was published. it was published right on super bowl day in detroit. >> we are a right of center conservative page. >> and the editorial is on sunday, he says that -- that palestinians have lust for jewish blood. >> it was very critical of palestinians, but that's not the problem of being critical. it was dehumannizing them. >> and describing palestinians as terrorists. >> same thing, they have a unique nature against self-interest >> and they're waiting for a moment, for the right moment to kill the jew. what type of a statement is this made b an editorial. what are you trying to say to the jewish community in here that watch the palestinians in the neighborhood because they're after you? >> well, that's a mischaract
Sep 8, 2010 4:30am EDT
with republicans over plans to stimulate the economy. >>> devastation in detroit. flames sweep through dozens of homes in michigan. >>> and no horsing around. florida officials take no chances with a toy pony bomb scare. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with getting personal. president obama will dig deep during his speech in cleveland today where according to administration officials he'll draw on his own personal background to convince voters that he knows what it's like to struggle through tough times. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on how the president plans to recuse the company. tracie, food morning. >> lynn, good morning. today the president will deliver that speech in a state where one of his harshest critics is from, republican leader john boehner and also in a region that's been hit hard by unemployment. the president expected to urge congress to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy, individuals earning over $200,000 and couples over the $250,000. plus he wanted to spend $50 bi
Sep 26, 2010 8:00am PDT
, president of the federation of teachers. and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit public schools. captions paid for by nbc-universal television 0. >>> but first, to politics and the divided congress. what will republicans do in power? this week, republican leaders in the house unveiled their pledge to america, campaign manifesto that's the 2010 version of the gop's contract with america from 1994. the highlights -- extend the bush tax cuts, cut spending, and repeal health care reform. >> our pledge to america is that the republicans stand ready to get it done and beginning today. >> but the question is, are these new ideas or more of the same? here to debate that question among others, one of the architects of the republican pledge, the chairman of the house republican congress, representative -- representative mike pence of indiana. he's here in new york. and the man responsible for electing democrats of the house this fall. the chairman of the democratic campaign committee, chris van hollen of maryland. welcome to both
Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
the city of detroit michigan the fire officials say it's not due to an arsonist. according to the detroit free press if the fires are being planned and downed electrical wires there surveying the damage from one place which claims of the 17 structures down power lines start the fire. why wins for causing dead limbs to fall from trees knocking down the wires which have been igniting. the winds are making it more and more difficult to contain the fires as you could see in the video. about 20 structures were reported burning on the city's east side and at least 15 fires are reported on the city's west side multiple houses are still ablaze. fire crews crisscrossing the city to try and put a stop to it. a live in the newsroom kron 4 news. >> not only are strong winds tampering efforts to put out the blazes i also bought between on twitter if reporting crews are having trouble putting out the fires due to lack of water pressure since most of the homes on fire on taken. the big question at how the fire start? one user speculates that we have been set by homeowners about to lose our homes that pu
Sep 17, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. in the city of detroit, the mayor is trying to remake the place like mayors before him, and a lot of people are having their say about his plan to start from the ground up. our own kevin tibbles is there. >> reporter: it's been a boisterous week in the motor city. >> i love my city, and i'm here. >> reporter: thousands packed town hall meetings to tell the mayor, dave bing, how to save their city. >> this is about every citizen. >> i see things that are absolutely unbearable. i don't know how people live or are expected to live like some people are living right now. >> reporter: he inherited detroit nine months ago. he calls it a hell hole. 40,000 abandoned buildings, unemployment and crime. just last week, dozens of structures burned in fires that engulfed entire blocks. bing wants to demolish derelict buildings, redesign neighborhoods, even create inner city farms. >> our city is living like we did 50 years ago. that doesn't work anymore. >> reporter: they are vehement they're not trying to shrink this city, but detroit has been shrinking on its own. in the last 50 years, the population h
Sep 22, 2010 4:00am EDT
is detroit. a four-bedroom, two-bath home in newport beach goes for $1.8 million, while the same house in detroit would cost you just $68,000. terrell that, is a big difference. >> very big difference. the mortgage crisis going on in detroit and the property values there falling nearly 80% is a really tough time for detroit right now. >> it is. >> ashley morrison in new york, thank you so much. >>> meanwhile president obama flies to new york this afternoon to attend a world summit at the united nations addressing the assembly tomorrow. protesters gathered yesterday. iran's president ahmadinejad spoke to the asemmy inside while it happened. >>> tonight, president obama will step away from the u.n. and appear at a major fund-raiser for democratic congressional candidates and he's not the only obama pitching in for the run-up quote, no political animal but to jump head on into the political fray. the white house is about to unleash one of its biggest stars onto the campaign trail. next next month, first lady michelle obama will headline at least nine democratic fund-raisers in six states
Sep 24, 2010 11:00pm PDT
as saying: oks like detroit >>> meg whittman was in fresno today to raise money just say afghanistan saying fresno looks like detroit, it's -- saying fresno looks like detroit, it's awful. >> she said her words were taken out of context. >> i feel terrible that the numbers are higher than detroit for unemployment. >> the fundraiser today raised $75,000. >>> comedian stephen colbert brought his act to congress to speak on behalf of farm workers. >> i'm not a fan of the government doing anything, but i have to ask, why isn't the government doing anything? >> maybe this ag jobs bill would help. i don't know. like most members of congress, i have not read it. >> he spent one day picking beans along with the illegal immigrants. he did break character at the end of the remarks and spoke seriously about the plight of immigrants and said they have no right in america. >>> the question, if you were unemployed, would you do the work of those migrant workers? brandi hint showing us the workers in california are challenging you to do just that. >> it's extremely hard work. you have to work in the hot s
Sep 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
for a showdown with prens over plans to stimulate the economy. >>> devastation in detroit, flames sweep through dozens of homes in michigan. >>> and officials take no chances with a toy pony bomb square. >>> this is "first look" on msnbc. we begin this morning with getting personal. president obama will dig deep during a speech in cleveland today where, according to administration officials, he'll draw on his own personal background to convince voters that he knows what it's like to struggle through tough times. tracy potts joins us with more from washington on how the president plans to boost the economy. >> republican leader john boehner and in a region hit hard by unemployment. the president is expected to urge congress to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy. individuals earning overed 200,000 and couples over $250,000. plus, he wants to spend $50 billion on transportation projects and create $200 billion in business tax breaks, allowing small businesses to write off capital investments lat next year, giving them more cash to hire new workers. >> we're talking investments into tomor
Sep 5, 2010 5:30am PDT
caught up with rose in detroit at his old high school where he holds an annual charity basketball game. we talked about a number of things, including why he's taking giving back so personally. the world was first introduced to jalen rose when he started his college career at the university of michigan in 1991. a member of the illustrious fab five, the "in your face" group of starters took the wolverines to two ncaa tournament appearances. before his senior year, rose was drafted into the nba where he played pore 13 seasons and played in three consecutive eastern conference finals. with all of this success, rose never forgot where he came from. >> i've been very blessed in my life and my career. i know what it is looic to be a have-not and try to figure out where my next meal is coming from, or understand what it's like to boil water to wash up in the morning. man naz sayonnaise sandwiches. >> is there a particular person in your life who taught you giving back? was there a certain circumstance? what was it? >> i really got lucky because i was surrounded by a tremendous family group. ra
Sep 20, 2010 5:30am EDT
got the runaround. oovept we'll, managers of the detroit-area cheerleading squad reportedly removed the girl from the squad, adding they are keeping the 20-year-old cheer. >> and the lyrics are, our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shack our booties from left to right. and at that point, i was just kind of in shock, and right away the next day i addressed it with the coach and the general manager of the wolverines. >> tesch says other cheered leading squads have offered to put kennedy on their team. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a detroit cheering squad's choice of cheers is too racy for 6-year-olds? email your response to again, that's >> you're saying you've heard much worse over the years. >> i think i have. >> 5:37, 66 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- scientists find a link between a common virus and childhood obesity. >> plus a study reveals more and more teens are looking to surgery to lose weight. >> and if you're traveling in glen bernie in the next few minutes, there was a motorcy
Sep 27, 2010 3:00am PDT
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Sep 27, 2010 3:05am EDT
, what are you finding in detroit about at's working right now? >> well, a lot of things are working in detroit. i think i would like to go back to secretary duncan mentioned. and that is, although our state did not win inhe race to the top competition, considerable reforms were advanced by the governor and the state legislature and the secretary -- the superintendent of public instruction. and so we are implementing those programs although we do not have the funding in place. in particular, more time spent with -- with our teachers and additional expanded date for our students and much moreigor than we're putting in our classrooms so that we can compete in the 21st century. >> randi weingarten, iant to go back to 2002 and no child left behind and president bush and listen again to how he amed what has become the major drivern the reform movement. and that is accountability. watch this. >> i understand taking tests en't fun. too bad. we need to know i america. we need to know whether or not our children have the basic educatio no longer is it acceptable to hide poor performance. no l
Sep 26, 2010 11:00pm EDT
a lot of a day like this last year in detroit. you see, a year ago tomorrow, the redskins went to detroit and lost to the lions 19-14. a win that ended the lions' 19 game losing streak. today the redskins went to st. louis to play a rams team that had lost 27 of their last 28. and 14 straight at home. time for our game highlights presented by hh greg. mike shanahan making his road debut with the redskins. the rams' first drive they hand off to stephen jackson. who cuts it back and runs 35 yards. and he outruns landry. actually 32 yards for the score. jackson led the game with a groin injury in the second quarter. rams up 13-0 early. donovan mcnabb completes to moss. but no, sir gets stripped and cough it is up. butler races up to the redskins three. 14-0 just 6:12 into the nothing the redskins trailed. in the second quarter redskins trail 14-3. donovan mcnabb finds moss 29 yards for the touchdown. redskins cuts the deficit to 14- 10. late first half,
Sep 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
? omnaris combats the cause. get omnaris for $11 at >>> the picture of detroit schools is abysmal. only 3% of fourth graders meet the national standards for math. its adults argue so much that big money from philanthropists disappear, according to "fort tune." some ambitious folks believe detroit schools can be saved. carol goss, "fortune" magazine calls you detroit's schools last best friend. tell me what you're doing to change the story. >> in detroit we are making a difference in schools and we have a lot of reasons to be hopeful. we have put together a coalition of leaders from all kinds of diverse sectors and come up with a really robust plan that we believe will allow for 90% of our kids to graduate, 90% to go to college and 90% will not need remediation and this can happen by 2020. and to do that, we have to be more accountable and have local accountability. we have to close failing schools and open high performing schools. every child deserves an excellent school. we have to have the best teachers and school leaders that we can do. >> what are the obstacles in p
Sep 26, 2010 10:00am EDT
they wouldn't do that, places like detroit, other parts of michigan. and that's been a pretty good news story. if you get past a sales rate of 13 million autos this year, there will be a shortage of parts. the automakers are going to be raising prices. they're going to be immensely profitable. they too will be able to add workers somewhere down the road. >> you go get a red charger and i'm going to cruise down the road with you. >> we're on national tv right now? y given what's happening with pastors and other people, i'm not going to make a promise on that front. >> that's okay. all the -- >> i don't think my wife's watching right now. so sure. >> it's okay. we love her and you as well. thanks so much, ron insana. >>> it is the city with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country and has long been associated with high crime and urban decay, but now detroit is attracting the glitz and glamour of tinseltown. tv and filmmakers are flocking to the motor city, boosting its image and bringing in jobs. nbc's peter alexander has this story. >> okay, guys, quiet for a minute. >> reporter: t
Sep 26, 2010 7:30am EDT
as well. >> any type of way i could help detroit would be great for me. >> i have a deep and profound love for the city of detroit, being born and raised here. >> they want to give something back to their hometown. while both 20-somethings left detroit for college, they are back and in a new kind of school. >> when i came back, i needed to find a job. i couldn't find one. i couldn't even get a job at the gap. i had to do what most people should do is try to create an experience for myself. >> i have always been an entrepreneur, all the way through college, leading up to this. >> this is u. the 3-year-old program gives entrepreneurs a hands on education inside and outside the classroom. >> we can train people to be great employees. if you train somebody to be a great entrepreneur, they create job and commerce. >> u is founder of the cleveland cavaliers. with honest coaching and mentoring, the hope is it will help revitalize detroit. >> we are going to be with you every step of the way to get the business up and running. if it's not the one to get up and running, we
Sep 7, 2010 4:00pm PDT
are looking at live video of the numerous house fires that are currently raging throughout the city of detroit michigan. see for yourself according to distraite to the fires are spread all over the city. this treaty side for homes are on fire and the seven homes falling gold and your queen anne van dyke multiple homes on fire on robin wood street. those names may not mean anything to you accepted the fact this is to illustrate their scattered all over the city. there also homes on fire on detroit's west side. fire fighters are also battling a blaze in an abandoned portion of building on detroit's east side. your looking at this many of these homes are already destroyed and right now fire fighters are trying to save those that are nearby. at this point police investigators on looking into whether the same person might be setting all of these fires. reporting live in the newsroom dan carmen kron 4 news. >> riding are to is easy way to get around the bay area but the levels of noise on the train could be a cause for concern kron 4 daniel wrote bart today to find out how loud it could potentially
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm PDT
are looking at live video of dozens of house fires raging across the city of detroit michigan. but it's there. the detroit free press said the homes are scattered at 20 different locations about 20 structures are reported burning in the area near seven mile on the city's east side and spread over three sidestreets. fires also been reported that other locations on the city's east side including mcclellan and buried. detroit's northern border a total of the least 15 fires have been reported on the city's west side multiple houses are ablaze at curtis. it many homes have already been destroyed in part crusade strong winds are making it more difficult to get the fires under control before new loans catch fire. investigators are trying to determine whether the same person has been moving about the city setting the fires. we'll have more on this as it develops live in the newsroom kron 4 news. >> were trying best we can keep up with the fires as they burn throat to trade cash just to give you an idea let's look at google earth here. will take this: one injury and damage talking but fires burning on
Sep 8, 2010 5:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: nearly 80 fires swept through at least 3 detroit neighborhoods tuesday afternoon. >> men are exhausted quite naturally. wind factor has not helped us one bit. >> reporter: wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour fanned the flames and may have touched off the fires. officials say dead tree limbs falling on to power lines sparked some of the blazes they have yet to rule out arson. rash of fires knocked out power to more than 100,000 michigan homes. dozens of houses were destroyed but remarkably there were no reports of death or serious injuries. some residents are fuming over the city's slow response. raymond mayor says it tack firefighters over an hour to reach the fire in his neighborhood. >> couple more guys we were trying to do help the firemen do get the hose out. i called 911 five times. they told me there was a fire downtown somewhere they had to put all the resources downtown and on the east side. >> reporter: across the city frustrated residents fought the blazes themselves. >> how much good is that little stream doing? >> it's working out a little bit you know
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Sep 24, 2010 9:00pm EDT
's most innovative can-do exchange. >> sean: it is the video that had all of detroit talking this week. it has captured the attention of the nation. auto workers at a chrysler plant in michigan caught on tape during a lunch break drinking alcohol and smoking what appears to be marijuana. the shocking footage was captured last friday. the 15 employees have been indefinitely suspended by chrysler and the united auto workers union has issued a statement denounce being the conduct. what is angering americans across the country is the fact that chrysler was among the auto companies bailed out by you the tax pair. that means you saved the jobs of the workers in this video. what makes this even worse, this is the exact same plant that the anointed one, president obama visited less than two months ago. during his visit he praised the management and workers at the site for their sacrifice. i guess this was just their bailout party. here with more on this is investigative reporter for fox 2 in detroit. he broke the story. here in studio from the fox business network nicole petallides is with us.
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Sep 25, 2010 5:00am EDT
-benz financial. ♪ >> sean: it is the video that had all of detroit talking this week. it has captured the attention of the nation. auto workers at a chrysler plant in michigan caught on tape during a lunch break drinking alcohol and smoking what appears to be marijuana. the shocking footage was captured last friday. the 15 employees have been indefinitely suspended by chrysler and the united auto workers union has issued a statement denounce being the conduct. what is angering americans across the country is the fact that chrysler was among the auto companies bailed out by you the tax pair. that means you saved the jobs of the workers in this video. what makes this even worse, this is the exact same plant that the anointed one, president obama visited less than two months ago. during his visit he praised the management and workers at the site for their sacrifice. i guess this was just their bailout party. here with more on this is investigative reporter for fox 2 in detroit. he broke the story. here in studio from the fox business network nicole petallides is with us. you broke in sto
Sep 6, 2010 7:00am EDT
the streets of detroit calling for jobs, peace and justice. how did that march go? >> it went real well. the uab -- uaw was involved. the real focus on jobs, peace and justice, we really want the baghdad plan. they have security and stability and investment. in the cities, we have lack of job, lack of security and lack of investment. we're focusing a lot on detroit, for example. 90,000 abandoned homes and vacant lots in detroit. the plan as the president did for infrastructure to train people to become apprenticeship train to weatherize the homes and build and become brick masoners and a plan to create jobs. in detroit, there is not one chain grocery store. not one chain retailer store. in a sense, you have to get them to come back into the city because people who live in detroit are spending $2 billion a year outside just to shop, for example. gm has been bailed out but detroit has not been bailed out. gm's number one market for buick is china, for example. you would need here more than just a tax break. you also need some plan for incentivizing? jobs and vechlt and plan for student lo
Sep 8, 2010 11:00am EDT
waiting on word from god. >>> plus, a disaster scene in detroit. firefighters are still working to put out hot spots after spending more than four hours tuesday battling at least 85 blazes across three neighborhoods. >>> and big question this hour, is white house chief of staff rahm emanuel really on his way out of d.c. going back to the windy city? >>> plus, a lion puts on an unexpected show in las vegas shocking its trainers and everyone watching at the casino. first, though, we want to update you on that breaking news story out of sacramento county, california, where a man believed to be armed was sitting inside of his car outside of a mcdonald's suspected of stealing this vehicle. you see him there in the white tank top. at some points we saw a pretty tense moment as police and authorities there surrounded that vehicle. the man had a gun in his hand and this is the scene where authorities rushed in arresting him. fahey laid down on the parking lot gravel there in the mcdonald's parking lot. this has ended and he's in custody under arrest. it was a tense standoff with an arme
Sep 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in now of detroit.ç they have been suffering some major fires. this is video coming in to us from wdiv. you can see this home completely engulfed in flames. there have been dozens of homes in three different detroit neighborhoods that have burned. the wind is not helping. they have up to 50-mile-an-hour winds at this point. so far we're not hearing about any injuries but the national weather service is making a warning about the wind gusts and the detroit fire captain told the detroit free press some of the fires might have been caused by dead tree limbs blown into power lines. look at that shot. we have a reporter coming up to tell us a little bit more about the situation they are facing in detroit. >>> flash flood warnings in effect for the dallas area. new video coming into msnbc, water nearly covers the wheels of these cars in low-lying areas. power outages have hit some neighborhoods. these are the remnants of hermine, the tropical storm. by the way, more rain expected tomorrow. check out the water rescue in somerset, texas. this is a woman stranded in her car in san antonio. resc
Sep 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
a bomb on christmas day. the incident happened as the plane landed in detroit. man asked the judge if he could have his attorneys let go. the judge agreed. new consultants will be appointed for him. he is from nigeria and is accused of igniting a bomb in a flight from amsterdam to detroit. are cleaning up after a powerful storm damaged several buildings on monday afternoon. several area schools were closed. residents reported seeing help roughly two inches in diameter. >> reggie bush is giving back his heisman trophy. he won the trophy in 2005 and announced he will forfeit the award. he called the decision heartbreaking. after an investigation, the ncaa rule that he was ineligible for the 2005 season. this is the first time college's top award has been returned by its recipients. a lot of people think vince young should not get that heisman trophy. that will be tomorrow's water cooler. 57 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> could afford place a recall on one of its models? we will fi >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather pl
Sep 8, 2010 4:00am PDT
to rubble. a detroit firestorm, spreading from house to house to house. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. the president hopes to reverse his party's popularity problem today, as he outlines a new, economic plan. >> and that, of course, is a very tall order, with just eight weeks until the midterm elections. but the white house is betting a mix of tax incentives and new spending will do the trick. >> emily schmidt is joining us from washington with details on what the president will say today. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and vinita, good morning to you. the white house says the message you'll hear today is going to be the basic economic message until the election. officials are hoping that the president can convince voters the economy's on the right track. even as recent polls show voters are increasingly worried. today in cleveland, it's round two of a washington election year fight about the economy. president obama heads to the buckeye state to outline his new plans for a fix. >> this isn't about the next 60 days or the next 90 days. this is about how do we
Sep 11, 2010 12:00pm PDT
put the right ducks in order. and part that have is, we've practically lost manufacturing, detroit as being place where we dot make cars. barely make cars any more. let's get back to it, i'm dating myself when i say this, as americans get back to waking widgets right here. everything is imported, exported, i'm not anti-trade. but i am concerned that everybody that we get in this target or at least majority of it is coming from other countries. >> but let's look at innovation. that's our great strength. google, microsoft, that's us. i would say -- >> wait a second, google is a bunch of russian immigrants. >> innovation is our long suit. yes, we were strong manufacturing. but you know what let the other countries have it. let's be the leader 6 innovation. let's be the leaders in new energy what i love about some of the stimulus acions that obama are taking is because it's talking about investing not only infrastructure, next subpoena investing in new energy. something we absolutely have to do. i would like to point out briefly is that we always have the highest happy index of any nat
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